8 February 2012 Last updated at 11:20

Deadly blasts mar Nigeria celebrationWreckage of car in blown up in Abuja

At least eight people are killed as two blasts in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, mar celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK.

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